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Fandango Recording

Studio's equipment

Fandango Recording's studio equipment combines esoteric and high-end analog equipment with the most advanced digital hardware available to ensure a pristine and warm sound. We are using a hybrid analog/digital approach at the mixing and mastering stages to get “that” sound everybody is looking for.

Microphones

Large Diaphgram Condenser Microphones

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphones

Ribbon Microphones

Dynamic Microphones

  • AKG D-112
  • AKG 418 (2)
  • Shure SM7
  • Senheiser MD421 (3)
  • Shure SM57 (3)
  • Shure Beta 58 (2)
  • Beyerdynamic

Preamps and DI's

Fandango Recording has a variety of high end preamps to address every recording need. They all provide huge headroom and a world class sound. We decided to use, instead of a console, a plethora of preamps that have many flavours, so we can better find the right sound for every type of voice or instrument.

  • Martech MSS-10

  • Pendulum Audio MDP-1 dual channel vacuum tube (2 channels) with DI

  • Focusrite Red 1 Quad preamp (4 channels)

  • Millennia HV-3D 8 channel preamp (8 channels)

  • Vintech Neve X73i (2)

  • AEA TRP dual preamp for ribbon mics (2 channels)

  • Avalon U5 DI

  • Sound Device 702 (2 channels)

  • Korg D3200

EQ's and Compressors

  • Thermionic Phoenix Red Mastering Tube Compressor Stereo/ Dual mono Anniversary Edition

  • Rupert Neve Portico II Master Buss Processor

  • Chandler EMI TG12345 Curve Bender EQ

  • Millennia NSEQ-2 EQ

  • API 2500 Compressor

  • API 5500 EQ

  • Avalon VT-747 SP

  • Tube-Tech CL-1B Compressor

  • Focusrite Red 2 EQ

  • Empirical Lab Distressor ELX8 / w/British mode (2)

  • A-Nail Design stereo / dual mono hybrid Tube/Solid State Compressor

FX, Summing and Converters

FX

  • Bricasti M7 Reverb

  • Eventide H 7600 Harmonizer

  • TC Electronics M4000

  • TC Helicon VoiceLive 2

  • Overstayer Saturator NT-02A

Summing and AD/DA Converters

  • 2 x Aurora 16 Channels Analog I/O + 16 Channels AES/EBU I/O 24 bit/192 KHz AD/DA mastering grade converters

  • Lynx Hilo

  • Apogee Duet II

  • Inward Connection MIX690 Analog Summing Box made by the famous Steve Firlotte with the Inward 690 Op-Amp designed by John Hall.

Monitoring

Studio monitors and room acoustics are extremely important for mixing and mastering. Also, at the recording stage, an artist's comfort is essential, so we are using a system that allows each musician to hear what he wants and how loud he wants it in his headphones.

  • Monitor control / distribution: SPL MTC 2381


  • Additional monitors: KRK V4, Auratone Special Edition & Sony MHC55 powered by Yamaha MX1000 Natural Sound, Logitech 2.1 computer system, Panasonic RX D55GC boom box.

  • Recording monitoring system: Hear Back Personal System, with 1 Hub and 6 personal mixers. This system allows musicians to have their own mix, so they fell comfortable during recording.

Computers & Control surfaces

Computers

  • Intel i7- 6950x workstation, 128 GB RAM, 2x UAD QUAD, 8x SSD, 2 x Lynx AES PCIe 16 sixteen channels AES/EBU Digital I/O with Lynx Syncrolock Jitter Attenuation Technology

  • Mac 3.5 GHZ Intel Core i7/32RAM/SSD/Thunderbolt Pegasus Raid5

  • E-RM Multiclock

Control Surfaces

  • Avid Control Artist

  • Avid Control Mix

Software

DAW

Cubase Pro, Logic

Plugins

MAAT - Orange EQ, Blue EQ, SantaCruz EQ, Linearize, Phase shifter, DR Meter.

ACUSTICA ACQUA: Aquamarine, Ivory, Amber, Gold, Green, Blue, Pink, Magenta, White, Ultramarine, Water, Taupe, El Rey, Green4

UAD: API Vision, Massenburg MDWEQ5 and MDWEQ3, Lexicon 480, Manley Vari-Mu, Teletronix LA-2A Classic Collection, LA-3A, 1176 Classic Collection, Fairchild 670/660 Tube limiter Collection, Pultec Passive EQ Collection, Vertigo VSM-3, Neve 1073 Neve Preamp and EQ, Neve 1081 EQ, Neve 88RS, Neve 33609, Helios Type 69 EQ preamp suite, Precision EQ / Multiband / De-Esser, Cambridge EQ, Roland CE-1 - Dimension D and RE-201, Dreamverb, Manley Massive Passive, Harrison 32 EQ, EP-34 Tape Echo, EMT 140 and 250, Lexicon 224, Fatso, SPL Transient Designer, Ampex ATR-102, Studer A-800, MXR Flanger/Doubler, Softube Bass Amp Room, AMS RMX 16 Reverb, Little Lab IPS.

SONNOX OXFORD: EQ / Envolution / Dynamics / Inflator / Limiter / Dynamic EQ/ TransMOd / Reverb / SuprEsser DS / Fraunhofer Pro Codec

WAVES: Waves Platinum Bundle(Gold + Masters+ Renaissance), Waves SSL 4000 Bundle, Waves API bundle, Waves Kramer, Pie, HLS & Kramer Master Tape, V Compressor and V EQ, PuigTech bundle, EMI TG12345, NLS, Abbey Road Bundle.

TC POWERCORE: VSS3 reverb from M3000 and Restoration Suite.

SOUNDTOYS: Version 5 bundle - EchoBoy, Crystallizer, Decapitator, FilterFreak, PanMan, PhaseMistress, Tremolator, Radiator, Devil-Loc Deluxe, Primal Tap, Microshift, Little Alder Boy

SOUND RESTORATION: Izotope RX Advance Complete Audio Restoration, Algoritmix Denoise, Sonnox Restoration package, Restoration Suite TC Electronics, Waves Restoration Bundle.

CYTOMIC: The Glue, The Drop

BRAINWORKS: Dangerous Music BAX EQ, bx console SSL4000-E, bx_XL digital V2 and V3, Bx_dyn EQ V2, Maag Audio EQ4 and EQ2, Drum Xchanger, Fault, Dent, SpecOps, VSC-2, Unfiltered Audio Sandman, Instant Delay, Delay 2500, SPL Twin Tube, bx_subsynth, bx_shreadspread, bx_bassdude, bx_stereomaker, Ampeg 15B

OTHERS: Pual Frindle DSM V2, Melodyne Studio, Algorithmix Red/Orange, Altiverb, Softube (Trident, FET Compressor, Tube-Tech classic channel), Drumagog, Flux bundle, PSP bundle, Chandler TG, TC Native, IK Multimedia, IQ Analizer V2 HOFA, Ctulhu, Slate VMR/VCC/VBC, Scuffham S-Gear, Audiority Bundle, Metric Halo bundle.

Mastering

Wavelab

Sound libraries

  • EMU X3 with all libraries

  • SPECTRASONICS: Stylus RMX, Omnisphere, Trilian & Keyscape

  • 8DIO: Requiem, Adagio bundle, all percussion, all hybrid Aura, Adagietto, Agitato, Zeus, Blendstrument Percussion/Pulses/Textures.

  • SOUNDIRON: Venus, Elyrium Harp, Bamblong, Cylindrum

  • LASS strings

  • Arturia: Collection 7: Matrix 12 V, ARP 2600, Mini V, Modular V, Solina V, Prophet V, Oberheim SEM V, Jupiter 8V, CS-80 V, Wurlizer V, Analog Lab V, Vox Continental V, Spark, Synclavier, Pigment

  • DUNE 2 Synth

  • Sylenth 1 Lennar Digital

  • Nexus

  • Serum

  • TOONTRACK: Superior Drummer 3 with all libraries, EZ keys with all libraries

  • KONTAKT with over 4TB sound libraries

  • Ethno Motu, Latigo, Darbuka

  • Steven Slate Drums

  • Addictive Drums with all packages

  • Propellerhead Reason

  • Imperfect Samples Fazioli

  • Galaxy Pianos

  • Ueberschall Elastik with all horns expansions and many others

Others...

Headphones

  • Shure SRH 1840
  • Sony MDR-7509
  • Sony MDR-7506 (3)
  • Fostex T-40
  • Audio-Technica D40
  • Senheiser HD280 Pro (2)
  • SH-HP90
  • HD-130, and many others.

Cables / Patchbays

Cables Mogami 2549.

Patchbays Audio Accessories 612B - military gage with Neutrick NP3TB longframe/military TRS

Instrument cables

  • Van den Hull
  • Klotz LaGrange
  • Lava
  • George L’s
  • Mogami 2524
  • Monster Supreme.

Players

  • AKAI GX-636 reel to reel
  • Tascam Cassette Recorder MKIII 122
  • Audio-Technica turntable (33,45 and 78 rpm)
  • Sony TC-WE625 tape-recorder
  • Sony DVD/CD/ mp3 player
  • Sony VHS player.

Miscellaneous

  • Mic stands (14)
  • SE Reflection Filter
  • DECCA Tree Stand
  • various adapters and connectors.

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